Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Apr 22, 2012
    Susan from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I'm a single mom taking my 8 + 13 yr old on our first cruise May 19 2012. What safety precausions should I take while we are at ports on the islands (St. T. St. Maarten, Disney Cay Island)

    Ahoy Susan!

    In less than a month, your family will be sailing away to the gorgeous Caribbean!  Choosing Disney Cruise Line for your first cruise experience was a marvelous choice, and I know you will have a wondrous voyage!  Disney Cruise Line's number one concern is safety not only on their ships, but also in the ports of call.  My family has cruised the Eastern Caribbean itinerary and has always felt safe ashore.  We take the same precautions we take traveling on our land vacations.  We don't have anything valuable with us, we limit the cash we carry, and always keep our bags or purses close.  If you are planning on participating in a Disney Cruise Line Port Adventure, the tour operators Disney chooses are completely safe and secure.  Taxis, vans, and buses usually line the pier so if you choose to venture out on your own, make sure you leave plenty of time to return to the pier before all aboard. 

    Disney's exclusive island, Castaway Cay, is my favorite port of call, and only Disney employees will be taking care of you here.  As soon as you step off the ship, you will love being surrounded by the natural beauty of this Bahamian paradise!  After six visits, I still can't get enough of the crystal blue water and silky white sand!  It is the perfect finale to a magical week at sea with Disney!

    I'm so glad you visited the Moms Panel with your cruise question, Susan.  As you continue to countdown to your sailing, please let me know if you have any other last minute questions!

    Have a fantastic day and bon voyage!


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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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